Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SABIS Student Life Organization®?
SABIS® encourages student participation in every learning step. The SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®) is a body of students appointed by the school administration who oversee the various functions of SLO®, which include the Academic Department, Discipline Department, and Social Responsibility Department, among others. The SABIS Student Life Organization® encourages team participation and accountability, enhancing students' management skills and sense of leadership.
Fund raising by parents. Is this acceptable?
As long as the funds raised do not go to the school, and as long as the money raised does not support programs that contradict the SABIS® philosophy, fund raising is allowed. (This answer applies only to U.S. schools)
What is a charter school?
A charter school is a secular, tuition-free public school that is freed from many of the regulations governing traditional public schools. It controls its own curriculum, staffing, organization and budget. In exchange for this freedom, it must maximize student potential, deliver programs tailored to educational excellence, and meet and exceed the academic standards of the sponsoring state.
What does the SABIS Point System® stand for?
The SABIS Point System® is a teaching methodology used in classroom instruction. By applying it, teachers insure that students understand the objectives of the lesson and can focus on these objectives. It also allows teachers to check the students' work and make sure that each point is grasped before proceeding to the next point/lesson.
How are students enrolled in a charter school?
As public schools, charter schools are open to all students and are tuition-free. Charter schools typically serve students who reside in the district in which the school is located. If more eligible students apply than there are places available, the school holds a lottery. Charter schools may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or ancestry, nor may they discriminate on the basis of a student's mental or physical disability, athletic performance, special needs, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement. A charter school can administer diagnostic testing after students are admitted for the purpose of determining proper grade level placement.
DO SABIS® NETWORK SCHOOLS ENROLL STUDENTS YEAR-ROUND?
Yes, enrollment in a school in the SABIS® Network is possible at any time throughout the academic year. To learn more about the enrollment process, visit the website of the SABIS® Network school you are interested in applying to or contact them directly.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF THERE IS A SABIS® NETWORK SCHOOL NEAR ME?
The global SABIS® Network has an active presence in 20 countries on five continents. To see if a SABIS® Network school is near you, visit SABIS® Americas and Europe or SABIS® Middle East, Africa, Asia.